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Brighton Marathon 2016

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 22:31
Ah thanks Barbie that's reassuring. Yes I know about picking the number up - bit annoying but that's how it is - thinking I'll go down on the Friday and resist the temptation to have a nice (ie long + tiring) day out in Brighton on Saturday

Brighton Marathon 2016

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:38
Hi Barbie
Another daft question - I'm thinking of getting a train from Clapham jct which gets to Preston Pk at 7.55am, do you think I'll be ok with that, am trying to avoid overnighting in Brighton and the whole thing costing a small fortune ...

Brighton Marathon 2016

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 16:33
I'm in too. Entered a few years ago then got in to London so deferred. Then got in to London again. Did Brighton half this year and it was fab. I'm very very slow but hoping to be slightly less slow

Shoes for duck like feet

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:07
I'm just curious as to where you got your feet measured as I have the opposite problem, my narrow feet hardly fan out at all and all my running shoes end up feeling like flippers. I would love to know my 'official' size even though I don't hold out much hope of getting anything better fitting ????

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:56
I'd have more sympathy for you if you weren't so bloody sorry for yourself. Man up, and be glad you just had a virus and not something worse

Asics Gel Nimbus

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 22:46
I have them, loved them at first, they felt really lush and had the forefoot cushioning I was after (aging feet on the way to bunions). But now after a couple of months I'm finding them a bit heavy and clumpy, especially towards the end of long runs when I'm tired, and hopeless in races. So I'm not so sure I'd get them again esp given how expensive they are.

Please help me achieve my goal - I really don't want to quit

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 14:31
You've done really well to follow the programme through, many start and never finish it. Defo slow down like others have said, there's no shame in running slow and don't worry about what others are doing, slow down and enjoy it, look around and take time to feel a bit smug lol. You've also done really well to keep going during the coldest, darkest months of the year. Spring is in the air (well sometimes), days are getting longer, it's going to get better and better. I'm a cancer survivor - remember why you're doing this it will motivate you hugely - oh and a runner is just someone who runs, nothing more, nothing less. Well done on your honesty, believe me we all feel like that sometimes!

Prescription sunglasses

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:35
My partner has exactly these, after much dithering (and I mean for months if not years) he went for these, already had these sunglasses and paid about fifty quid in total for the insert+lenses and says they're brill, he likes that it will really easy to just get the insert updated if his prescription changes.

Half marathon pace

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:42
At Brighton Half yesterday I did exactly what Catalin describes and I came in at 2:00:08 - but as my previous pb was 2:09 and I was hoping to get somewhere near 2:05 I'm actually really chuffed to get within 8 secs of sub 2! For me it was having the confidence to keep up a faster pace than I'd planned because it felt comfortable on the day and just gritting my teeth and hanging on for the last 3 miles! Good luck!

Running to class/beating the bo!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:52
The gym at the uni where I work does a shower only type membership for just this sort of thing, it's about ??15/ year, might be worth checking out?
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